CHEM-DRY OF LODI BLOG

Happy New Year!

The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Speaking of party, call Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Chem-Dry of Lodi for all your New Year's cleaning needs!

12/28/16

 


Turkey Day and Stains, Don’t Mix

The Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. Thanksgiving is all about sitting around, watching football, eating delicious food and of course, being with family. It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two. This is when Chem-Dry can lend a helping hand. Whether you are looking for a cleaning to "spruce up" your place before the guests come or for a cleaning to fix spills after the guests leave, Chem-Dry is here to help. If your guests spill turkey gravy, wine or your grandma's favorite cranberry sauce, we are sure to get it out. If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! Make the call before the guests arrive or wait until they leave to get your home back in tip-top shape! 

Prepare for the Spills

boy leaning over a dining chair with family in the back eating thanksgiving dinnerChem-Dry offers protectant for all our customer's carpet and upholstery items. Protectant is like any other and really repels the stains from seeping in, giving you more time to dab up the spill. When the Chem-Dry Protectant is applied it creates a barrier around the fibers in your carpets and upholstery items. This makes it so stains and spills can be blotted up before staining can occur. Make sure your carpets and furniture look great year after year and can stand the chance during Thanksgiving dinner.

After the Spill

If you were slacking a little and didn't get your carpets cleaned before your Thanksgiving dinner, don't worry! Chem-Dry has amazing clean up cleaning powers too! Your family might have left a few spills and stains from Thanksgiving on your carpet and furniture, Chem-Dry is armed with the power of carbonation and many other cleaning agents. Our powerful carbonated cleaning process lifts up tough stains and spills, So don't let a greasy turkey stains or the football stampede on your carpet get you down, call Chem-Dry today!

Happy Thanksgiving from our Chem-Dry of Lodi family to yours!

11/18/16


Don't SCARE your guests!

Halloween is just around the corner which means parties and trick-or-treaters are going to be in your home! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Chem-Dry of Lodi is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! We have got the cleaning part covered, all you have to do is worry about the party! Below is a list of food and activities that can help with your Halloween party planning.

1. Spook up your front door! Orange string lights make your house feel spooky, but also give more light for guests coming. Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Another great idea is to get a fun doormat! When you guests whip their feet off on the doormats it can help reduce the dirt and dust going into your home. You can also place a small sign on your door that reminds your guests to remove their shoes before entering your home.

2. Try painting your pumpkins this year! Are you tired of carving pumpkins? Or do you have littles in your home? Try painting your pumpkins this year! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

pumpkin cookies3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Try these Fall cookies, they are so easy it is SCARY! Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking!

What will you need?

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand or with a mixer. Place 1 1/2" balls onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake in the over for 18-20 minutes. *May require extra baking time if center is still gooey! These cookies are delicious and are so simple to make. You will want to make them for every occasion. They are an excellent treat for all the Holidays and everyday in between.

4. Craft Time. It may be a bit chilly on Halloween night, so bring your little ones in to make a craft!

What you will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

All these things can be found at the dollar store. First, punch holes on the edge of the paper plate about 1 or 2 inches apart. Then, cut a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Tap one end of the yarn to the back of the plate. Now, thread the yarn in and out, though all the holes. Make a pattern that looks like a spider's web. Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! This craft is easy for all and even little ones can participate. Get kids motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi at 209-369-0386 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!

 

10/17/16


Snuggle Up on Your Couches This Fall

Fall is here, which means that you will be spending much more time indoors! Make sure that your home is healthy, safe place for your family to be and relax in. When your home is clean, your mind can rest at ease and your can get to other important things. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. Did you know that your chairs and couches trap dirt and grime, acting a lot like a filter? While most people vacuum their carpets on a regular basis, the upholstery in the home oftentimes goes without being cleaned. This is mainly due to the fact that people are unsure of how to safely and properly clean their upholstery.mom and daughter on couch

Like carpet, it is important to have your upholstery cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers. While there are many products out there on the market for cleaning upholstery, it is best to leave this type of cleaning up to the professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care.

At Chem-Dry, we have special tools and machinery that clean your upholstery items while sanitizing and deodorizing. We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Chem-Dry technician today!

Try our powerful sanitizer, to help keep your home free of bacteria and germs!Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. Keep your home and furniture healthy and protect your investments too!

Call 209-369-0386 today for the best upholstery cleaning and sanitizing around! Chem-Dry of Lodi is here for you!

9/19/16


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Ring, ring! School bells are ringing, because school is back in session! It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Kids are back in school, which means your carpets and upholstery are getting more attention from unexpected visitors. And by visitors we mean dirt, germs, allergens and bacteria! Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for your home. They capture dust and particles that float in the air. In fact, independent studies have shown that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air outside your door. Filters need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, which means that your carpets and upholstery need to be cleaned regularly too.

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Cleaning Services

The Natural is the name of our main cleaning solution. Why is it called that, you ask? Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified solution that is also natural to clean your carpets and upholstery items. Ask your technician about using sanitizer with you cleaning during this time of year. Our sanitizers can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Because kids are tracking in new germs and allergens from their new classes, it is the ideal time for you to get your carpets cleaned WITH sanitizer! Who doesn't want a healthy, safe home for their kids to come home to.

Giving You a Healthy Home

Let Chem-Dry of Lodi  help you achieve this deep clean for your home. We use a hot carbonated extraction process to clean and this process allows us to get down deep to clean each fiber. Your carpets won't be left soggy and wet. You won't have to wait for hours on end for your furniture to dry either.Our carbonated cleaning will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites, bacteria and more from the carpet and upholstery fibers, leaving you with clean carpets and upholstery items. Ask about our extras, like sanitizer, dust mite anti allergen spray and more with your cleanings!

Give your children and family the best chance to stay safe this back to school season with a Chem-Dry of Lodi cleaning!

8/23/16


Don’t Allow your Business’ Flooring Send a Poor Message

You won't ever have a second chance to make a great first impression. This saying rings even truer when you are a business owner wanting to attract potential customers and business. Having great customer support is what clients are searching for, they also take a look at business's cleanliness. Oftentimes, a customer’s very first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your company looking its very best when potential customers are walking in. You should keep your business tidy and organized with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By developing a space that is comfortable, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your company. Doing this is important but it is 10 times more essential when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your company is extra clean and start with your floors! 

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The 1st step in creating a welcoming environment for customers is to make sure it is clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free from clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean too. If your company is carpeted, you ought to have them cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but are free of unpleasant odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another important key to maintaining your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times per week, or more depending on the volume of traffic within your business.

All Types of Cleaning Services

If your business has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It's also beneficial to get ceramic floors waxed on on a regular basis as well. This can give a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, which makes them appear clean and fresh. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery ought to be clean and free of any stains in order to maintain a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a number of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. Every time a customer makes a judgment regarding your business, they're likely taking its looks into consideration. By maintaining a clean and organized facility, you're making your business more desirable for clients.

Better for You

You want customers to feel comfortable in your space because, in the end, the more time they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The best decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will likely boost client satisfaction and increase your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi today at 209) 369-0386 to plan your commercial cleaning services!


5 Vacuuming Tips

Vacuuming may become repetitive and boring after a while. Don’t let this get to you. Your carpets need to be vacuumed at least once per week. This can help to keep the dust and dirt out of them. Here are a couple vacuuming tips that could come in handy!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before even thinking about vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. What this means is to begin dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way right down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Be sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and attempt to vacuum around them! Also, search for small pieces which may be on the floor, like bobby pins or screws. This will damage your vacuum and who wishes to fix that or buy a new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the rear corner of the room and work your way out of the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags really should be changed once they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag begins to fill up. It may additionally begin to leave a smell in your house if your bag becomes too full.

5. Once each week. Make sure that you are vacuuming all of your carpeted areas at least one time a week. Even when you don’t ever go into your living room, be sure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these basic steps and your carpets will be grateful for sure. If you wish to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a couple of times a week! We all know that sometimes you may forget and your carpets may look somewhat dingy, but we can help.

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!

6/27/16


Protect your Carpet & Upholstery

It might seem like a no brainer of why you ought to clean your carpets and rugs, but here are just a couple of explanations why! On a daily basis you walk, lay down, and play with the kids on your carpets and couches. Regardless of the occasional mud and dirt you pull in, your intent is similar: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your house is going to be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We realize that couches and chairs are expensive, however they are well worth the cost which should last for a long time. Let us provide you with the way to keep your furniture looking its very best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector. stain on carpet

Consider What You’re Working With

Over the months you might overlook cleaning the couches and chairs or perhaps you might just think they don't need a cleaning. Well, you're mistaken! A lot of people make the mistake of overlooking the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it needs to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But what happens to your microfiber couch cushions after that spaghetti stain sets in? How clean can your favorite lounge chair actually be when months (or perhaps even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have accumulated and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just as your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when people would cover their couches with clear plastic to protect them? These days, we have a significantly better approach to protect your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Whether or not you’re prone to dropping your coffee cup onto your upholstery every now and then, or simply tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant can help you keep those undesirable stains and spots at bay. Our solution helps to prevent stains from seeping into the fibers of your carpet and upholstery fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent in your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds so that you can grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Ultimately, it saves you money, by easily allowing you to remove stains when you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Difficult Stains

While there are several easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions on the market, getting it done right the first time-by experienced professionals-can allow you to have the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is a breeze, proven and effective. By using a tough, stain resistant solution which is easy on the environment, your upholstery will stay cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Chem-Dry of Lodi today!

5/26/16


Cleaning with Non-Toxic Cleaners - Our Top 5

A lot of people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products will give your home an eco-friendly cleaning that's powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't consist of toxic fumes and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that can be found in virtually any home that do a wonderful job of cleaning without the presence of chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you together with the best way to clean with them!natural cleaning tips

5- Lemon Juice

If you look at the ingredients used in cleaners you will note there is lemon in a number of them. Well there's a reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can kill mold and can breakdown grease as well. That's not all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's power to lessen the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

4- Vinegar

This cleaning product is best used in the kitchen, but the bathroom is another place you can use this great cleaner. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but don't worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research conducted in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the benefit of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

3- Salt

It can be used for cleaning kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn spots around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is actually a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. When wine is made, a powder develops inside the wine barrels while fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar may be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To remove rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to make a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer while offering an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Apply it to a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda gives it an extra boost of scrubbing power!

Many of these cleaning products can be found in your own home. These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it involves cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry of Lodi. Chem-Dry is all about healthy living and cleaning, that is why a lot of our products are Green Certified!


Maintaining Your Rugs

There are a lot of people who choose to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. But, how do you protect the rugs from everyday wear and tear? Even though it may seem a impossible task, you will find some great tips for keeping your rugs looking their finest. Using the proper care and attention, you will be able to maintain the look of your rugs even in the high traffic areas.

Choose the Right Rug

Picking the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but just be sure you also think about the material that it is made out of. You want to choose a material that is definitely durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you choose can make a big difference in just how long it will last. Nylon and wool carpets may be good choices, since they offer a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.

Act Immediately 

Areas that have a lot of traffic may also be more prone to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly if a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the impacted area. The faster you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug leaving a stain. It's also best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs too to make clean up a whole lot easier.

Plan Ahead

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Protect your rugs by limiting how much moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, making sure that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This straightforward precautionary method can be a very efficient way to help keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may also consider removing your shoes by the front door to keep any dirt from entering into the house.

Vacuuming is Necessary

Frequent vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Using your vacuum helps to lift the dirt and dust out of the carpet fibers. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it ought to be vacuumed. This can even mean vacuuming daily to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi for all your area rug cleaning needs here in Lodi!

 3/29/16


Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our main carpet cleaner is also Green Certified, that is why it is called, The Natural!

So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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New Year, Means New You and Goals TOO!

The new year is here which of course means you are looking at changing up your life-style in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you know that you want to keep them, so we incorporate some ideas to help you stay on track with all your goals from your home to your health.

new years goals 2016Health/Body: We realize that you would like to get in shape, strengthen or set an ambition to run a race but after a couple of months that goal generally seems to get farther away. The toughest part about getting some exercise is getting started. Just put on your gym sneakers, a great start, the most challenging part is finished. For those who simply have 10 minutes, make those Ten minutes matter and work your guts out and sweat hard! An alternate way to strengthen your body feel good is to drink water. If you are a soda drinker, find a friend and have a contest to see who can last the longest without the need of drinking soda. It could possibly surprise you the way a little competition can keep the soda pop away. Drink plenty of water, your body will thank you! Caring for your body is extremely important however, you can also have set a lifestyle goal. To keep your home cleaner or to help your kids learn to pick up after themselves might be your ultimate goal and Chem-Dry is here to assist.

Home: Keeping your house clean is hard when there is snow or rain outside. The soil and water get tracked into your home and gets pressed down into your carpets. Overtime this leads to dark lines where your family members walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. To prevent these lines, have your family members and guests take off their footwear off when stepping into your house. And if you currently have these lines call Chem-Dry so we will take care of them for you!

A brand new year means a brand new you! Adhere to your goals and you will be delighted you did in the long run. Chem-Dry of Lodi is rooting for you and may assist with your carpet cleaning service needs! Contact us today at (209) 369-0386!

1/26/16


Happy Holidays for Chem-Dry of Lodi

We hope that you enjoy your Holiday season with all your loved-ones, friends and family. This time of year is busy and we want you to know that we are here to help with your carpet cleaning needs and upholstery too! As we think about this season and why we come together to celebrate, you can look over these fun facts! We hope you enjoy all your parties and company that you may have, but remember that Chem-Dry of Lodi is just a call away!

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12/7/15


Home for the Holidays?

As the holidays approaches, the majority of us will probably be busy with functions, decorating, shopping, and food preparation. With the commotion of this busy season, it's a challenge to seek out time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the perfect time to consider getting your carpets cleaned professionally. Not only will your home be fresh, clean, and prepared for entertaining, but you can leave all of the work to professionals and take your time enjoying the holidays. Having your carpets professionally cleaned is beneficial for a lot of reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTricks and Tips for a Clean Home: First of all, it is an excellent way to present a clean, beautiful home. While it is certainly crucial that you vacuum your carpets regularly, vacuuming alone is not enough to get rid of the grime and dirt that gets tracked in the home. This is usually extremely true for homeowners with pets and kids. As time passes, your carpets may start to appear grubby. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will supply a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them vibrant and fresh. In addition to the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it may also help to sanitize your house, freeing it of undesirable bacteria and germs. If you are planning to have a home that's not only clean but sanitary too, then consider Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning bundle. With the use of products created specifically to eliminate bacteria and germs, you can be sure that the home will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is another significant advantage for those who suffer from allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning can help reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen plus more in your home. In addition, a specialist cleaning is especially effective at getting rid of spots and unwanted odors. If you are looking to entertain this holiday season, you don’t plan to be humiliated by unattractive stains or unpleasant odors. With the assistance of Chem-Dry professionals, you'll be able to welcome guests and feel confident that your carpets can look and smell their very best. This holiday season, buy the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be enjoying the benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you will be making an effort to enhance the life and quality of your carpets. In the end, there's no place like home for the holidays!

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi for all your carpet cleaning needs during the Holiday season. Don't hustle and bustle this season, call us at (209) 369-0386!

11/16/15


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things In Your Home

BOO! Halloween is here now and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, you may think that there is absolutely nothing that can scare you! WRONG! You will find scary things hiding around your happy halloween bloghome that you never have even considered plus they are much more daunting than any scary Halloween movie! We are counting down the most gruesome, grossest things in your home and what you can do to prevent or help your home remain clean!

Pillows You may think that your bed can be a safe, cozy place to sleep, but there are dustmites that feast off your dead skin flakes. Gross! Experts recommend that you need to replace your pillow every 18 months to 2 years. That does not mean to put it in the guest room, it implies throw it away!

Reusable Shopping Bags This is one which you never think of but there are millions of germs, bacteria as well as E Coli crawling around in the fabric. Disgusting! So to help in keeping bacteria and cross contamination at a minimal, ensure that you are laundering them in steaming hot water and laundry detergent. Also, just be sure you are keeping bags separated from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This kind of item most likely are not inside your home, but definitely on your garage and is generally tracked in to your property. The steering wheel is lined in bacteria and can be worse when compared to a toilet seat (eew!) if you don't sanitize it regularly. One or more times a month, wipe down your car or truck with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out too.

Door and Window Tracks If you've ever looked over your windows and have noticed how gross they can get, you can also see how much dust accumulates there. Dust can cause allergy symptoms, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up make sure that you vacuum the tracks and then work with a toothbrush and cleansing soap to scrub out the gunk!

Light Switches Walking in and out of the bathroom and kitchen area, turning on and off lights, you don't ever realize exactly how much you touch the switches. Combine one part rubbing alcohol and one portion water and wipe down each and every switch and door knob while your at it!

All of these things are easy to clean and can certainly create huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these easy steps to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry of Lodi!

10/20/15


Keeping The House Clean with Pets

We all know that animal owners are invariably researching ways to keep their home smelling clean and fresh, however your pursuit is now over. While pets provide us with plenty of companionship, they can also provide our house with undesired odors. One of the best ways to have a clean and fresh home is to keep your floors and carpets clean. Routine wetmopping and vacuuming is certainly significant, but it is inadequate when confronted with pet odors. The oils and fur from the pet’s skin can permeate deep within the carpet fibers, which makes it challenging for vacuuming alone to lose the odours. It is strongly advised to have your carpets professionally cleaned on a routine basis to help take away these unwelcome odours. When selecting the best carpet cleaner for your home, be sure to take your pet’s safety and health into account.

Chem-Dry Cleans with Clean Products

An individual wouldn’t think of feeding your pet food that is contaminated or washing them with soaps which contain unsafe chemicals, so just why clean your carpets with soaps that contain these same contaminants? Your four-legged friend probably spends a lot of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you'll be able to feel good about. You will discover professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that supply “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Furthermore this technique give a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses natural products straight from Our Mother Earth that are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. There is no need to worry that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and all-around health. Alternatively, it is possible to relax knowing that your carpets have been cleaned with a product which is safe, healthy, and green. If your pet wants to relax on the pieces of furniture, there are natural products that can be used to safely clean your upholstery on top of that. The health and safety of your family and your pets is invaluable. Don’t risk it by utilizing harsh cleaning products in your house. You could achieve the results you would like without the risk by staying with all natural cleaning products that are nontoxic. You won't just have a fresh, clean home…but more importantly you will have a healthy home. That’s a little something to be proud of!

Chem-Dry of Lodi is here to clean for your family and four-legged members too! Call at (209) 369-0386


Back to School Dirt and Grim

School is back in session and the youngsters are no longer driving you crazy in your own home. Although with back to school comes, back to activities for your children. Whether it's football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or anything else, your schedule is packed with going from this point to there everyday! We know how hard of a hassle it is hoping to get the kids out of our homepromptly and remembering all of their equipment. Don’t let this get to you or your home. We have somehelpful suggestions of keeping your kid’s sports away from the carpet and into the correct place. Save your carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Establish a “Drop Space”
chemdry of lodi carpet cleaningRegardless of whether you have a mud room, garage or front door, make a designated spot or basket for your kidsto placeall of theirsports gear into after theyreturn homecoming from all their practices. This educates them to put things away in an orderlyfashion. This particular helps when you are late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that one baseball glove. You'll knowthat it is there and you also won’t be asking the kidshundreds of times where they left it. It will keep your stressful days more enjoyable to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will stay looking fresh without all the dirt and grim being draggedall around them.
2. Make The Kids Help
We all know that some children feel qualified to receive everything and here is the way to ease them in to thereal life and help around the house too. Preserving a clean, neat house ought to be a family affair. So don’t bear the load of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting without any help? Delegating small tasks to each and every member of your family is really a win/win, as it allows the kidsto comprehend responsibility and whatbeing a team player is all about! Your young oneswill also appreciate you more, because they realize how hard it'sto maintainthe house looking in good shape.
3. Plan for Tomorrow
Our last tip will be to have the kidsprepare fortomorrow after dinner and homework are completed. Make thempre-plan their next outfit down to the shoes. Make suretheir very ownsports gearis ready to go and absolutely nothing is absent. This takes the stressamount ofmorning way down and it can help yourealize thatthe kids have everything they need for the next day. Also, simply because they won’t be running into and out ofthe hometo graboverlooked items it's going tosave your carpet from more dirt and grim.
We knowthisis really astressful time and we here at Chem-Dry wish to help you and your family. Call todayto get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and will also be glad that you did. Happy Back to School!
8/26/15

Summer Cleaning Schedule

Regardless of whether you live with your significant other, or you run a busy household of kids and pets, it’s challenging to keep your place clean. The truth is, it can seem like a hopeless feat with beds which need to be made, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that ought to be done! Exactly why are you doing all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few quick and simple steps-no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

Toddlers Can Clean Too

It is never to early to give your children responsibilities. Even if it just picking up one toy or shutting a drawer. No matter how quiet and serene or loud and hectic your house may be, the same rule applies: if you have a heathy home, you have a happy home. When you've got toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms can get messy and shared living spaces (living room, dining room, common area) can look like a disaster. Do you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmania devil? Great! Use it to your benefit! Teach them to be accountable for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after having fun with them. Just implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

Have a Reward System

Whatever age you may be, everyone could use a reason to stay on track. Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard or print this chart for each one of your family members. On Sunday make a list of the chores each week that you needs to be done before play time or hanging out with friends. Just be sure to keep the chores age appropriate. In the end, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too challenging to complete. Together, think of a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite ice cream shoppe? Or, would everyone enjoy a round of miniature golf? Or, a night at the park with the whole family? Implement an incentive that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together! 

All this cleaning with keep your house looking clean and fresh, but when you want a really deep clean, call Chem-Dry of Lodi to clean your carpets and upholstery items!

7/14/15


Summertime FUN! getting out paint in your carpet

It is summer and the youngsters are out of school, which means lots and lots of messes. Being artistic is a talent, but when your child draws his latest masterpiece on your carpets, it can be a detriment. Some stains take time and effort to remove from carpets fibers, although some are relatively easy. If you have the occasional paint spill from your child’s artwork project, here’s some good news: paint is easier to remove than many other stains and spills out there. Here’s how to fix those paint and crayon spills to help make your carpets like new again:

Tricks for Treating Wet Paint

The overall principle for do-it-yourself stain removal is never to scrub, but to soak up its moisture (and with as much patience as possible!) The same approach comes into play when your child has scribbled their “artwork” on your beautiful living room carpet. Witnessing the splatter of a palate of finger paints can work you into a craze, but instead, run to the paper towels and calmly begin soaking up the maximum amount of paint as you can. Many people make the mistake of ‘blotting’ paint or another substance that has started to soak into their carpets fibers. This process can actually make things worse; instead, lay dry paper towels over the wet paint and give it a couple of seconds to soak up as much liquid as possible. Repeat until there’s no more moisture left. At this point, you’ll have removed the majority of the paint. What’s left will be some dry paint. Leave the remaining steps until the next morning!

How to Remove Dry Paint

There are numerous options you have to remove dry paint, and both require a razor or knife. Choose nail polish remover or WD-40-both work well as a ‘quick fix’ and get the job done until your professional cleaners can come in and thoroughly clean your carpet stains and spills.

• If you’re using nail polish remover…this do-it-yourself remedy is quick and fool proof. Lather up your nail polish brush into the solution and start to apply it onto your carpet. Working with a simple brushing motion (similar to how you’d brush nail color onto your nails) dab it with a fresh coat every other minute or so. The color of the paint will start to fade, and once it does, you can start to dab the affected region with some cold water and a rag. Vacuum your carpet as a last step, and if the stain hasn’t gone away, contact your trustworthy cleaning professional to discuss stain removal options.

• If you’re using WD-40…consider it a smart tool to have on hand in order to remove dried paint from the fibers of your carpet. It comes in the form of a spray lubricant and is excellent at breaking down certain spills such as paint. Generously spray the affected region of your carpet with WD-40 and let it sit for up to 25 minutes. Take a rag, and scrub the paint until you begin to see it come off in bits and pieces onto your rag. Scrub vigorously, and continue to do so until it’s come off on both sides of your rag, leaving very little residue on your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and if a stain persists, contact your local Chem-Dry of Lodi professional to effectively get the job done for you.

Happy, healthy and clean carpets are what you deserve…despite how cute that little Picasso of yours may be as he paints them to his heart’s content!

6/29/15


Allergy Awareness Month

There are 1 in 5 Americans that suffer from allergies and there are over 24 million people that have to deal with asthma. Chem-Dry wants to help you improve the quality of living healthy and found just the way to do that. Clean with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) and you will see and feel an improvement in your home. An average of 98% of common household allergens will be removed when we clean with our HCE.

If this isn’t clean enough for you, follow these tips and you will be feeling extra clean and allergy free!

Clear the clutter: Clean off the stack of mail and bills from your counter. They also collect dust and other particle irritants on your desk. Take some time each week or day to straighten up your desk area by recycling unnecessary mail or bills. Even better – go paperless.

Add an air purifier: To keep the air in your home free of dust particles and allergens, try using an air purifier. The elderly and young children are prone to allergies because of their weaker body systems. Air purifiers provide cleaner air for them and improve their breathing.

No breezes: Make sure that your indoor air is kept free of outdoor air and allergens by closing your windows and shutting your doors when pollen counts are high! Also, make sure that add and constantly change out your air filters on your furnace and air conditioning units.

5/12/15 


Living with your pet and their mess!

We know that your pets are just like one of your children, but they make messes too. Once an accident has happened, it is crucial that it be cleaned up as soon as possible. The more time a soiled area is left unattended, the more challenging it becomes to eliminate the stain and odor in the end.

dog urine removalSo what should you do if you find yourself in this predicament? Well, if the urine stain is still wet, it is essential to soak up as much of the urine as possible by blotting it up with a white towel. Once the urine has dried out, it will become much harder to remove the odor. The place should be extensively cleaned in advance allowing it to dry. If it is already dry, then give us a call here at Chem-Dry of Lodi and we can come and evaluate and clean it.

Tip: A good option for cleaning fresh pet urine spots is Chem-Dry’s Pet Odor Remover. Ask us how to get this product at your next cleaning or call today to get yourself a bottle. It’s uniquely formulated to lift and neutralize fresh, minor pet urine odors in carpets. But it’s most effective when you are able treat urine deposits immediately.

4/14/15


Home Health Study

Carpets in addition to area rugs and upholstered furniture behave as giantfilters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them right out of the air we breathe. But, much like an air filter, carpets grow to be full as time passes and ought to be properly cleaned to be most beneficial at trapping particles when they settle from the air. Getting your carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry of Lodi will keep your carpets clean and you will enjoy the fresh scent of them after they have been clean by us.

This is particularly necessary for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) coping with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air at your residence by maintaining your carpets clean and in good shape through frequent vacuuming and getting your carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaned by professionals every 3 - 4 months to free your household of typical allergens and bacteria.

Are you due for a cleaning from Chem-Dry? We know that 3 - 4 months comes quickly, so schedule reoccurring appointments for the whole year and don’t worry about it. We will show up to clean and you can be on your way with your busy life!

3/17/15


HAPPY VALENTINE'S from Chem-Dry of Lodi! 

Valentine’s Day is already here! Are you ready to spoil your partner with chocolate and gifts? If not, we have a perfect gift for you to give your love! Whether you will be out on the town or spending the evening at home with your darling, making your home look and feel clean is what you need. A clean home is fundamental when entertaining guests or trying to impress that special someone. Chem-Dry of Lodi offers the cleanest and greenest carpet cleaning around. We are also affordable and have the fastest dry times!

You won’t have to spend time being off the carpeted areas or the couches, because with Chem-Dry our process allows much faster dry times than other steam cleaners. So call us today to get your appointment scheduled to give to you loved one for Valentine’s Day!

2/10/15 


Is your Home Ready for 2015?

2015 can be a great year if you start it off right! Here are some cleaning tips that can help keep your whole house clean:

1. Use door mats and small area rugs in your entry way. Where ever there is a door from the outside, there needs to be a place for people to wipe the bottom of their shoes off. If you can prevent the traffic areas from getting more dirt and grim, the cleaner your home will look.

2. Sanitize the touchy areas of your home. Those doorknobs, light switches and fridge door handle, get a lot of use during the day. Make sure that you are sanitizing these items at least once a week, if not more. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door and make those who enter wash up. Kick those germs before they even enter your home!

3. Have a “landing place” for when you get home. Set up an area by your door for items coming into your home everyday. Instead of setting your coat on a chair and the mail on the counter, have a designated aree with table and hooks for it all when you walk in. This will help keep items in one place and you will always know where your keys are at!

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will find yourself in a cleaner and healthier home. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful 2015!


 

Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified process that is safe for your family. So on Christmas morning you won't have to worry about the germs that are in your carpets and furniture. We know that you are busy wrapping presents, being with your family, and eating all the yummy Holiday treats, so let Chem-Dry of Lodi take care of the cleaning. We use a lot less water than those other steam cleaners which allow the dry times to be quick. This quick dry time doesn't allow time for mold and mildew to grow on your precious carpets. Give us a call before it is too late at (209) 369-0386. Incase you didn't know...the HOLIDAYS are here!!!

We know that this is what you do when you get your carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry of Lodi!

12/14/2014 


5 Reasons to Choose the Experts at Chem-Dry

1. Values

Chem-Dry adheres to a set of core values that guide our thinking and lead to our decisions. These values help us accomplish our mission of providing the best possible service to every customer. Our values are summarized in 5 reasons why to choose Chem-Dry.

2. Quality

We are known for quality carpet care at a great value. As the largest carpet cleaning company in the nation, Chem-Dry is dedicated to the highest level of quality service. We combine the brand trust of a national system with local service. You know we'll work hard to take care of our community's cleaning service needs, because we live here too.

3. Expertise

We are experienced in servicing a variety of types of fabric, providing the appropriate care for even the finest carpets, rugs and upholstery. We are qualified and knowledgeable in a wide variety of carpet and upholstery cleaning services. We take ongoing opportunities to gain new experiences, add services and improve our tools as we always strive to stay on top of our industry.

4. Education

Chem-Dry believes in educating both our staff and our customers. By educating our Chem-Dry staff through annual training and required certification, we stay on the cutting edge of the carpet cleaning industry. By educating our customers, they become more knowledgeable about cleaning and caring for their floors, rugs and upholstery. This helps customers make better cleaning decisions and increases the long-lasting effect of Chem-Dry services. Ask us about our ongoing education to keep at the cutting edge of cleaning technology.

5. The Chem-Dry Brand Promise

Chem-Dry will delight our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. Our products will be expertly applied so as to be gentle on carpets and property, safe for people and pets, and our services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals. Trust the Chem-Dry experts.

posted 11/16/2014


Chem-Dry VS Steam

There are many considerations to take into account when choosing a carpet cleaning company, but Chem-Dry's unique approach to carpet cleaning provides a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier experience for your home or business. In order to restore your carpets to their original glory, we have spent countless hours harnessing the unique power of carbonation to provide the most thorough clean possible.

Have you ever poured a carbonated drink and watched it bubbled at the top? This is because carbonation has natural “lifting” properties; these bubbles will always rise to the top of your glass. Going along with that, Chem-Dry's carbonated solution penetrates deep into carpets, obliterating stains at the source with millions of tiny bubbles. We have meticulously configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift these to the top of your carpet, where we can easily then extract them using our proprietary hot water extraction technique. Our proprietary solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, leaving you with the most thorough, most healthy,  and the most satisfying clean available anywhere.

While on the other hand, most competitors use steam cleaning; a method where they dump harsh soaps and large amounts of water into your carpets only to try and suck them back out. Your carpets are clean, but not for long. While your carpets appear clean, the mess has actually just been pushed deeper down to be hidden and creates an even larger problem by growing mold and bacteria. Not to mention that all that water dumped into your carpet will mean they won't be dry for days to come. Our method only uses a fraction of that moisture, meaning with the Chem-Dry method your carpets will be dry in just 1-2 hours. In the time steam cleaning your carpets would take we can have you cleaned and back to your normal routine. Once you experience luxury without the price tag you'll never be satisfied with anyone else.

And at such convenient prices you won't be able to pass up the change to have a drier, cleaner, healthier home or business. We can help restore your dingy carpets, but only if you call today!

Posted 10/19/2014

 


Spot Removal Steps from Chem-Dry of Lodi

Even though having your carpets professionally cleaned is quick and helpful, it's also helpful to know when to call the cleaners. Although most companies won't tell you this, a lot of stains will come up quickly and easily with a few simple tricks you can do for free. Here at Chem-Dry, customer satisfaction comes first so we are going to share a few of these tips with you.

Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply warm water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. Don't try to aggressively remove the stain by scrubbing or wiping, as these can unravel your carpet fibers and worsen the spot. Blotting out the stain with the towel is the best way to remove it from your carpet. Your cloth will begin to darken with the stain as the spot "transfers" to your towel. Keep checking your towel to see if the stain is transferring. Discontinue the blotting process if the stain isn’t picking up. Club soda is the next home remedy to try if hot water doesn't fix the problem. Club soda makes a great cleaner because of its carbonated properties, which is the same idea that propels Chem-Dry's carpet cleaning solutions. This process is similar to the warm water process.  Just dampen the carpet with the club soda and blot the stain checking for transfer often. If you don't notice a difference in the stain, you'll know it is time to call the professionals at Chem-Dry.

Our powerful, yet gentle techniques make us confident we can finally get rid of those pesky spots and stains by whisking away unwanted particles. Call today to speak with a carpet care expert about cleaning in your home!

posted 9/15/2014


GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

With the kids running amok this summer it's only natural for your house to be under siege from dirt, mud, stains, and even allergens! The good news, however, is that with school right around the corner, the mess will become a lot more bearable. With all the chaos that comes from preparations for the fall, you have enough on your plate to worry about. We'll take care of getting your home back in order.

Even though there are many reasons to choose Chem-Dry, the most apparent is our unique cleaning process, allowing us to clean deeper than any other brand. Chem-Dry's approach to cleaning carpets is better than the competition. While steam cleaners pump water into carpet and attempt to suck it back out, we know this may not always work so well. Instead, we use a hot carbonating extraction system, which is a drier method, meaning less water is used. Since our process uses minimal amounts of water, your carpets will be completely clean and dry within hours, not days! Trust us with your carpets and give us a call today!

posted 8/14/2014


Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Chem-Dry of Lodi

Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have children who love to roll around and play on the carpet? Unfortunately, carpets absorb and collect common allergens, dust,  and germs that can spread illness, cause allergies and make asthma symptoms worse for you and your family. Chem-Dry professional strength Deodorizer and Sanitizer reduces tough odors and allergens, leaving your carpets clean and healthy and your family safer.

 

  • Sanitizes home to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness

 

  • Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, mold, pollen and more

 

  • Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your carpets so they aren’t just masked – they’re eliminated

 

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi and ask about how we can revitalize your home's carpets for a longer lasting, healthier clean with our basic, protectant or healthy home cleaning for your carpets today at (209) 369-0386.



posted 7/17/2014

 


Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial CleaningChem-Dry of Lodi wants your commercial carpet cleaning business, and will make you three promises should you privilege us with the opportunity to provide our services for your facility. First, We will supply your company with the highest quality cleaning method made available through science and technology. Second, service will be provided with an absolute unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction. Third, whether we service one location or several, you and your employees will always be treated as if you are our single most important customer and partner.

Chem-Dry, carpet-cleaning specialists who have led the industry for over 35 years, have provided a superior carpet cleaning method to steam cleaning. Through chemistry, we’ve created a proprietary, non-toxic cleaning solution that cleans carpets naturally and effectively. Its drier, cleaner and healthier compared to steam or shampoo.

 

The Chem-Dry Advantage:

  • Superior cleaning technology using our proprietary non-toxic system
  • Green Certified
  • Low moisture – Dries in 1 to 2 hours, which helps you get back to business and prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming
  • Safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic cleaning solutions
  • Leaves no sticky or dirt attracting residue
  • Actually refreshes carpet fibers, so carpets look & smell better and wear longer

So, if you (or your managers) are tired of waiting for your carpets to dry, and would prefer they be cleaned more effectively by expert carpet technicians, we would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss with you a carpet cleaning program for your company. Your call will certainly be welcomed at Chem-Dry of Lodi should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/12/2014


 

Scheduling an Appointment?

Here are a few tips to help prepare for your Professional Carpet Cleaning appointment with Chem-Dry of Lodi.

 

  • Driveway - Please give our Chem-Dry Van access to your home in the driveway closest to the entry you want us to use.

 

  • We Can Move - upholstered furniture like sofas, loveseats, large chairs when possible. We will safely clean around everything else, like beds, dressers, computers, entertainment centers and fragile items.

 

  • Please Move in Advance - all the small items like knick-knacks, plants, toys, small tables, dining room chairs, breakables, or take off items of furniture that we will be moving then moving back. Please have all cords to electronics tucked away. Please tuck bed skirts and lift drapes so we can clean up to and under by hand. We will be cleaning every little detail we can in your home.

 

  • We Vacuum - all areas we are going to clean.

 

  • Please put all animals away in a safe place while we are cleaning with large equipment.

 

  • Pre-Inspection - Please let your Carpet Care Technician know of any spots, stains or areas of concern. They may require special cleaning techniques.

 

  • Reschedule or Cancellations - Please give at least 24 hours’ notice. Last minute cancellations hurt your Carpet Care Technician dearly.  He has you reserved so no one else can have that time slot.



Posted 5/152014


 

Chem-Dry Spring Cleaning

Chem-Dry of Lodi is primed and ready to partner with you for this year’s Spring Cleaning!

Clearing out unused items and cleaning up your home helps us feel better. But more importantly, a deep spring cleaning in your home can help your family stay healthy and allergy-free this summer.

Spring Cleaning Carpet CleaningMost households can easily have a buildup of dust and dirt that is tracked in during the winter months. In addition, germs from colds, flus and other illnesses stay stagnant in your home when the windows are closed. Opening your windows helps freshen the air, but it doesn’t help clear out the buildup of dust, dirt and germs that has built up in your carpets.

Spring and summer can also bring mild or extreme allergies for many people. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Doing a complete spring cleaning can decrease allergy symptoms by removing dust, mites, bacteria and other allergens hiding on indoor surfaces, carpets, and upholstery.

Cleaning all surfaces, including hard-to-reach and hidden areas can reduce the allergens in your home. Cleaning blinds and removing unused bedding and plush toys can help as well.

We can help your deep spring cleaning efforts by:
- Deep cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Our services help remove the hidden allergens in your carpets, and furniture.
- Applying our Sanitizer and Dust Mite Allergen Treatment. These solvents can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.

Posted 4/11/2014


 

 What You Need To Know about Your Carpet Warranty

A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims.  Warranty claims cost carpet manufacturers millions of dollars every year. And their research shows that claims are more often than not the result of poor or improper maintenance.

So over the last few years carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser. Now, just like when you buy a new car, carpet warranties require you to maintain your carpet within certain parameters.  Twenty years ago, carpet mills never talked about required maintenance or any maintenance at all.  It’s a different story now.  And this year the requirements are stricter than ever… and Chem-Dry of Lodi can help you meet these requirements.

But before we get into the new requirements you may be wondering “why is this important to me, I’m not buying new carpet?”  Well, it’s only important if you want to keep your carpet looking as good as possible for as long as possible.  Just because something wasn’t required by the manufacturer when you bought your carpet, it was probably recommended by the manufacturer. And if the new maintenance requirements are good for carpet purchased after January 2007, they’re probably good for carpet purchased before January 2007. And making use of the research that carpet mills have recently put into making carpet last longer, just makes sense.  So with that in mind let’s look at changes in warranty requirements over the last few years and at what is coming “down the road”.

Here are the main issues that the carpet warranties are addressing

1.     The proper cleaning method.

Virtually all major carpet mills require Hot-Water Extraction (Steam) Cleaning to prevent voiding carpet warranties.(this has been true for several years now)

2.     The proper cleaning schedule.

It varies, but as a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that your carpet be professionally cleaned every 12 to 24 months. (Keep your receipts as proof)

3.     The proper cleaning system.

CRI GOLDThe latest requirement is that you must have your carpets professionally cleaned with equipment tested by the Carpet and Rug Institute.  This is new, and all manufacturers will eventually have to be tested.  But from the limited results so far, the truck mounted systems that have been tested have all been rated GOLD.  Chem-Dry meets this Gold Certification. The portable units have generally been rated BRONZE or SILVER (lower).  Since not all manufacturers have had a chance to be tested, it’s hard to determine an advantage between truck mount manufacturers.  The only pattern that seems to be appearing is that truck mounted units do a better job than portable units (not exactly a surprise) since all the truck mounted units have been rated GOLD.

Chem-Dry of Lodi can help you to meet the necessary requirements to your carpet warranty and can help keep your carpet looking like new longer. The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased.

Posted 3/18/2014